BOX OFFICE: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Just Falls Short Of BATMAN v SUPERMAN On Thursday Evening

BOX OFFICE: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Just Falls Short Of BATMAN v SUPERMAN On Thursday Evening

The numbers are in for Captain America: Civil War's debut in North America last night, and Marvel's first Phase 3 movie is off to a strong start. However, it couldn't quite top Batman v Superman's haul...

Captain America: Civil War looks set to have a massive opening weekend in North America, but it appears as if overwhelmingly positive reviews weren't quite enough to help the Marvel movie top the anticipation moviegoers had to see the first big screen meeting between the Caped Crusader and Man of Steel in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That earned $27.7 million during Thursday evening showings, whereas Captain America: Civil War fell slightly short with a still amazing $25 million haul. 

To put that into context, Captain America: The Winter Soldier earned only $10.2 million back in April 2014, but went on to gross over $714.4 million worldwide. While this result isn't necessarily an indication that Captain America: Civil War will earn over twice as much, chances are it will, especially as the movie is already closing in on $300 million worldwide after reaching both the US and China. 

The Hollywood Reporter mentions that many analysts expect an eventual $1.4 billion haul, while a $200 million debut still seems likely this weekend. If it does manage to reach that benchmark figure, it will have one of the top five highest grossing domestic openings of all-time folowing Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million), The Avengers ($207.4 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million), and Iron Man 3 ($174 million). Have you seen Civil War yet?
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